Data@Breakfast: “Africa – you’ve been phished”: cybersecurity, scams, and disinformation during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Data@Breakfast: “Africa – you’ve been phished”: cybersecurity, scams, and disinformation during the COVID-19 pandemic

May 15 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am UTC+2

Anna Collard is currently Managing Director of Popcorn Training/KnowBe4 Africa where she drives security awareness across the African continent. She has been working in the cybersecurity field as a security architect and consultant for 18 years, where she has assisted organizations across South Africa, Europe, and the U.S. Collard founded security content publisher Popcorn Training, now part of KnowBe4, which is a South African company that promotes cybersecurity awareness by using innovative, story-based techniques and gamification to make complex content simple to understand and easy to remember. She won the Women in Tech Innovations Throughout Africa 2020 Award for Southern and Central Africa. Collard holds various security certifications, such as CISSP, CISA, ISO 27001 lead auditor, CIPP/IT, and used to be a Visa/Mastercard PCI DSS QSA.

Dr Brett van Niekerk is a computer science academic at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He serves as chair for the International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP) Working Group 9.10 on ICT Uses in Peace and War and the co-Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Cyber Warfare and Terrorism, associate editor for the International Journal of Information Security and Privacy, on the international advisory board for the Journal of Information Warfare, and for a term as the Academic Relations Director on the ISACA South Africa board (2016-2018). He participated in the international research advisory group for the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace and is a reviewer for policy proposals for the Carnegie Endowment’s Partnership for Countering Influence Operations. In 2012 he graduated with his PhD focusing on information operations, information security, and critical infrastructure protection. He worked at Transnet as a senior information security analyst and is a Certified Information Security Manager.

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Mrs. Anna Collard
Dr Brett van Niekerk


May 15
7:30 am - 8:30 am


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